Inspired Bead Embroidery offers 15+ exciting new projects that combine the author's textured designs with eye-catching focal beads. The book explains the fundamentals and aesthetics behind her work, from stitches and materials to colour theory.
The textured, dimensional projects include earrings, cuffs, collars and two fashionable purses. The creations incorporate seed beads, cubes, triangles, drops, daggers, cabochons, leather, fibre and more. Each project includes concise instructions, well-chosen process shots and diagrams. A gallery provides even more inspiration for experienced beaders looking to take their work in new, more exploratory directions.$37.99
Gail Pan's sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful new twist! Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year.
Four types of projects inspired by seasons, holidays, celebrations and the comforts of home mean there's always a beautiful stitchery to display. In addition to small quilts and framed art, Gail includes seven embroidered banners for all kinds of occasions that will make even ordinary days special.$34.99
Discover the beautiful Japanese pattern darning technique kogin and how it can be used to create stunning stitched and quilted projects. Kogin is a variation of the popular Japanese embroidery technique sashiko and is rapidly becoming as popular as its 'big sister'.
Japanese embroidery expert, Susan Briscoe, has compiled a collection of over 60 pattern charts – kogin is a counted embroidery technique – and 12 accompanying projects to create The Ultimate Kogin Collection, following on from her classic title The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook. The projects range from small and very accessible items such as simple greetings cards and coasters to larger projects including wall hangings and table runners.$39.99
Enter a world where nature is re-created with such incredible realism, one can scarcely tell the art from the original. This is the world of Julie Kniedl and her astonishing three-dimensional embroidery.
Discover and learn this innovative, three-dimensional embroidery style and create spectacular botanical pieces, inspired by beautiful garden specimens.
Twelve stunning projects are included, using simple stitches and a handful of techniques to create elegant and realistic interpretations of natural subjects. Each piece is captured with stunning photography and detailed instructions are provided for every step.$49.99
Take a walk through the stunning stitched world of renowned embroiderer Chloe Giordano, and discover not only her unique way of working with sewing thread but also a sublime collection of her exquisite textile art, inspired by her love of the natural world.
Taking one project from conception through to completion, see how Chloe plans her designs, chooses colours, selects threads, blends colours and finally stitches her designs in order to create her beautifully detailed embroideries. Packed with Chloe's guidance on every aspect of the process, including hooping and framing, this book will inspire you to create stunning thread paintings of your own.
In the second part of the book, wend your way through a beautiful gallery of Chloe's work showcasing her popular, intricate embroideries that celebrate wildlife both big and small from foxes, fawns through to hares, rabbits, mice and more. All are accompanied by the back story and inspiration behind the piece, offering a fascinating and exclusive look into Chloe's creative process.
For needle-painting that will astound you with its lifelike, delicate beauty pick up this book and get lost in the magical woodland art of Chloe Giordano.$59.99
Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", Sashiko is a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns.
Sashiko explores the history of this strikingly effective technique and demonstrates how to apply it to a range of useful and ornamental items for the home, accessories and gifts. Features in the book include:
- Thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques
- 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs
- Includes large-scale items such as bedding, a door curtain and wall-hanging, and smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers
Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.
Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroidery, crewel, silk ribbon embroidery, bead embroidery, cross-stitch and other timeless techniques will have you embellishing projects like jewellery, journal covers, pillows, fashions and more with confidence. You'll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.$27.99
Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring volume from Japanese master embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, she shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under her hand.
Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colours, essential notions and tools, basic techniques and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.$44.99
The Sampler Series is a wool appliqué, layering and embroidery series designed for the creative mind. This pattern includes instructions for assembly, finishing and suggested stitches for three appliqués to get the creative juices flowing. Includes a high quality tracing template.
The author's Creative Stitching 2nd Edition is recommended for detailed stitchery instructions.$29.99
Flowerbed is a stunning wall quilt made up of twelve 16.5 cm (6½ inch) blocks.
Full-size templates are provided for each block with helpful hints on construction provided. Each block is appliquéd with a combination of cotton and hand dyed wool fabrics as well as embellished with ribbons embroidery and beads.
The quilt is finished with a floral embellished border and measures approximately 97 x 79 cm (38 x 31 inches).
About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.$39.99
Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds, including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain, feather, fly running, blanket, French knots and satin stitch. There are also bead and sequin embellishments on some birds.
The book includes pretty hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the designs. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display.$26.99
Africa is deeply embedded in Sue Spargo's soul and her story is told a vast canvas that is Folk-Tails.
Along with the design, Sue incorporates her love of bright vibrant colours, hand dyed wools, creating dimension with layering of velvets and textural fabrics along with creative embroidery. The quilt desiign features:
- 30 blocks each with detailed instructions, a full-size diagram, stitches used and colour photos
- Finishing instructons
- Materials list
- Plus entertaining folk stories about the animals and myths in each block
The finished quilt measures 110 by 95 cm (43½ by 37½ inches).
About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.$44.99
The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Folklore came two sources: a visit to the Folk Art Museum in New York and her experiences in growing up in southern Africa. The quilt design features:
- General guidelines and materials list
- 19 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
- Piecing, border and finishing instructions
The finished quilt measures 117 x 122 cm (46 x 48 inches).
About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.$39.99
Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She'll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads and fibres. You will learn:
- How to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations
- Artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective and blending shapes
- How to translate your favourite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fibre art!
Master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk have come together with fine artist Monique Day-Wilde to create a collection of luminous designs inspired by the beauty and mysticism of mandalas. Using Moniques original mandala designs as their templates, Hazel and Di have adorned the rounded outlines with creative surface embroidery using a wide range of stitches and techniques resulting in stunning combinations. From simple, monochromatic line patterns to colourful and flamboyant bead-and-thread fusions, the embroidered mandalas will inspire and delight everyone from beginners to the most experienced.
Throughout the book the authors share plenty of ideas and tips, and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery. There is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used including old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitches, as well as the more intricate needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beadwork is also explored to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and appliqué.
Both line and colour templates of the designs are included, with a detailed stitch diagram and list of threads and materials for every project. A selection of templates also show different embroidery treatments to illustrate how versatile the designs are.
Fall into a captivating treasure trove of whorled stitches and silk, and discover the beautiful world designed by these renowned artists of needle and brush.
Look inside the book.$42.99
The book has the pattern for Sue Spargo's Fresh Cut quilt featuring wool appliqué, layering and embroidery. The finished quilt size is 125 x 125 cm.
Includes the patterns for two bonus projects, the English Garden Needle Roll and the Fresh Cut Sewing Box!$47.99
In Garden Stitch Life, embroidery artist Kazuko Aoki invites you into her enchanting world of garden-themed embroidery. You'll get a glimpse into her creative process, from sketching and selecting thread colours to stitching tips and techniques, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her atelier, garden and other inspiring locales.
In addition to dozens of botanical motifs, you'll also find designs based on the author's favourite things in life: food, travel and design. Projects include samplers, collages, patches, bags, table linens and more! Templates for all the motifs are included.$32.99
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing is an instruction manual to the embroidery and hand-sewing techniques and styles used at Alabama Chanin and the School of Making.
Within, readers will find invaluable instruction on technique, as well as two stitching cards containing some of Alabama Chanin's most popular stitch patterns. These patterns are presented in a geometric grid system to make learning the stitches easy and straightforward.
From laying out tools and materials to elaborating on stitches and how to create patterns with them, this book will be your go-to guide for becoming a more informed consumer, an enabled teacher and a better maker in the art of embroidery and hand-stitching.$34.99
An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure, from popular toy designer Gingermelon.
These stunning dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps.
With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations.$39.99
Sarah Rakestraw and Susan Hinde show you how to identify goldwork wires and threads and the techniques used to apply them, using clear text and step by step instructions. The book brings together both modern and traditional aspects of goldwork with lots of techniques and a variety of projects for the modern embroiderer.
The book is beautifully illustrated and is full of colour and inspiration, including a gallery section to encourage you to create your own fabulous pieces.$49.99
Part historical reference, part project plan book, and fully stuffed with pattern templates, Goldwork Embroidery is an authoritative sourcebook on the history, materials, and techniques of goldwork embroidery.
There are 15 projects for readers to complete, such as the Ornamental Fan, Portrait of a Woman, a lush Cornucopia and an arresting Byzantine Angel.
Colour photographs show examples of medieval designs and provide visual guideposts through each new project, while a section on metal thread manufacturing delivers a rich historical perspective.$29.99
The Goldwork Masterclass has been written for all who love the joys of goldwork. The opulence of metal thread embroidery has been associated with royalty, church and military regalia for centuries and now is readily available for all embroiderers to enjoy.
Each chapter of the book looks at a different aspect of goldwork – from traditional to contemporary. Starting with a little of its rich history and the materials and paddings beneath, through to the glittering threads and techniques for their application – the book takes goldwork apart to give you the inspiration to create your own beautiful metal thread embroidery.$49.99
This book features all you need to create beautiful stitched work. Helen McCook includes the major stitches (couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid), with expert advice on padding, couching, using colour and mixing techniques.
While covering the traditions of goldwork, she develops techniques offering innovative design, new ideas and inspiration. It features:
- A historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required
- The essential stitches and techniques with clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs
- Beautiful, close-up photographs showing how the stitches can be used in a finished piece
Look inside the book.$29.99
Inside there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work, providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.
Over 23 techniques and every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams.
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Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.
Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!
This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.$52.99$44.99
In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.
Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.
Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.$29.99$14.99